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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pain and Opioid Dependence in Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Information source: Yale University
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Condition(s) targeted: Chronic Pain; Opiate Dependence

Intervention: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pain and Opioid Dependence (Behavioral); Methadone Drug Counseling (Behavioral)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Active, not recruiting

Sponsored by: Yale University

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Declan Barry, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Yale University


This study involves the comparison of two treatment approaches for patients with chronic pain who are entering methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for opioid addiction: (a) an integrated counseling that addresses both chronic pain and opioid dependence(POD)and (b) a counseling intervention that addresses opioid dependence only.

Clinical Details

Official title: Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Methadone Drug Counseling for Methadone-Maintained Patients With Co-occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Pain reduction

Reduce illicit opioid use

Secondary outcome:

Finalization of treatment manuals

Development and modification of therapy training and process rating measures


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older

- prescription opioid or heroin addiction

- moderate to severe chronic pain

- enrolled in methadone maintenance at the APT Foundation for opioid addiction

- understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

- current suicide or homicide risk

- life-threatening or unstable medical problem

Locations and Contacts

Methadone Research Unit, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: April 2011
Last updated: January 13, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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